Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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More and more people are making their homes in woodland settings in or near forests, rural areas, or remote mountain sites - areas in which wildfires are more likely to occur. Wildfires often begin unnoticed. They spread quickly, igniting brush, trees...

Person:
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Pines (genus Pinus) form the dominant tree cover over large parts of the Northern Hemisphere. Human activities have affected the distribution, composition, and structure of pine forests for millennia. Different human-mediated factors have affected...

Person: Richardson, Rundel, Jackson, Teskey, Aronson, Bytnerowicz, Wingfield, Proches
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The Manual includes information on the organization's standard operating procedures, requirements, and guidelines regarding fire management. It also outlines the necessary steps for developing and maintaining a succesful fire management program....

Person: Seamon
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Data from three separate but related surveys address the linkages between recreation and public perception of attitudes toward fire management. Recreation ranks high among alternative forest resource uses and is a serious concern vis-a-vis fire effects...

Person: Taylor, Cortner, Gardner, Daniel, Zwolinski, Carpenter
Year: 1986
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), with approximately 550 researchers in a range of biological, physical, and social science fields, seeks to better understand and describe the...

Person:
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Fire scientists in the United States began exploring the relationships of fire-danger and hazard with weather, fuel moisture, and ignition probabilities as early as 1916. Many of the relationships identified then persist today in the form of our...

Person: Hardy, Hardy
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

We present an overview of the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS), a tool that enables land managers, regulators, and scientists to create and catalogue fuelbeds and to classify those fuelbeds for their capacity to support fire and consume...

Person: Ottmar, Sandberg, Riccardi, Prichard
Year: 2007
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS